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This flight led to 16 positive COVID-19 cases. People are calling the passengers ‘Covidiots’

The flight traveled from the Greek island of Zante to Wales

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A branch of a Tui store in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

A branch of a Tui store in London, Thursday, July 30, 2020.

Kirsty Wigglesworth, Associated Press

A flight that traveled from theGreek island of Zante to Wales has been slammed by those on board as being unsafe and full of “covidiots” over the last week.

What happened:

A flight from Zante with about 200 people on board became a “debacle” and a “free-for-all,” passengers told BBC News.

  • One passenger said it was full of “covidiots” and “inept crew who couldn’t care less.”
  • A separate passenger said the crew did not enforce social distancing rules on board.

The airline, Tui, told BBC News in a statement that the company emphasized safety for passengers.

  • “Our crew are trained to the highest standards. A full investigation is now underway as these concerns weren’t reported during the flight or before today.”

It appears 16 people aboard the flight tested positive for COVID-19 in the days after. Seven people from three different groups on the flight had been infection before boarding, according to BBC News.

The 193 passengers and crew on board the Aug. 25 flight are being asked to self-isolate, reports add.

An ongoing issue:

Dr. Gwen Lowe, consultant in communicable disease control for Public Health Wales, told Sky News that there have been 30 cases in Wales linked to the Greek Island.

Stephanie Whitfield told Sky News people don’t socially distance on these flights and take down their masks at multiple opportunities.

  • “We had people wearing masks under their noses, underneath their chins. People took the mask off to talk to other people and others taking the mask off to wander down the aisles and talk to other people — so it wasn’t fantastic, to be honest.”